Re: Photo: Buffalo. Rochester & Pittsburgh Ry Box Car



There were full size MCB couplers used on standard Gage equipment as well as 3/4 size that were popular with narrow Gage in intra-plant rr's. 

The full size MCB couplers were somewhat smaller than today's couplers. Tonnage wasn't as heavy back then. 

The coupler pocket is the same as a current day draft gear pocket. 

The coupler pocket appears to part of a full width car end casting. Whereas more modern car design attaches the coupler draft gear to the center sill. 


On Sun, Dec 8, 2019 at 4:42 PM, Bob Chaparro via Groups.Io
<chiefbobbb@...> wrote:

Photo: Buffalo. Rochester & Pittsburgh Ry Box Car

In the lower right hand corner of this 1909 boxcar is a stencil that reads "M. C. B.

Pocket Coupler". Is "M.C.B" Master Car Builders and what is a pocket coupler?


Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

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